Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Perfect day for a white wedding

Happy Tuesday! Hope you all had a lovely long weekend :) Sorry I dropped on the face of the {blog} world for a minute...but I had one of the best weekends, and I'm so sad it's over!

Aaron and I head up to Akron on Friday because this weekend was my best friend, Michelle's wedding! I've mentioned before that I was her maid of honor, so there was a lot to do before the big day on Saturday.

On Friday afternoon, we had the rehearsal and dinner...followed by a girls sleep over at her grandparents house (if you can even call it a house - it's the most amazing place, we each got our own bedroom and bathroom, if that tells you anything!) Michelle and I snuggled up together in one room though - like our old school sleep overs as kids, it was so much fun! I wish I had snapped some pictures, but they were all on other people's phones / cameras, so I'll have to try and get a hold of some...

Saturday, we were up at the crack of dawn to start getting ready. First stop was the salon, second stop was Target and Starbucks ;)

 


Next, we were off to the church for the ceremony! It went so perfectly, and Michelle looked so beautiful - I swear I almost started crying when the music changed and she started walking down the aisle - I held it together though ;) ...didn't have waterproof mascara on!


Best friends for over 14 years!


My handsome devil ;)

 

Mum and I
My parents were also there because they have always been like a second family to Michelle.



The beautiful bride! 



Loved our bouquets of roses and gerber daisies.

After the ceremony, it was straight to the reception...
 

It was crazy because there were so many old friends from high school there! I didn't realize she had invited so many of them!


Dad and I tearing up the dance floor. Bummed that this picture is such bad quality because it's so cute...Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" came on and my dad grabbed my hand and dragged my out to the dance floor - he is so sweet!! Side note: Mum really needs to get rid of her flip phone and upgrade to a smart phone with a camera! ;)


Aaron and I dancing to my all time favorite song..."Over the Rainbow" by IZ.
Michelle played it just for me :)

That's about all the pictures I have right now from the wedding...it was such a PERFECT day and she was so happy - which made my heart sing. She (and Jeremy - her new husband) deserved an amazing day.

We head back home on Sunday and relaxed before getting to work on the garden on Monday. We worked for like 7 hours straight! It turned out really nicely - it's not quite done yet, but it's getting there! 

My favorites are the new bright purple rhododendron bushes :) 
We need one more though - I under estimated how large that side of the house was!

My task was digging up the rock path and getting all the damn lilies out that keep spreading and coming back every year...so I had to literally dig and pull up leaves and roots at least a foot down into the ground, basically along the entire front of the window --- it took FOREVER and I will scream if I see another lily come up next year!




Hope you all had a lovely weekend!! I'm going to head to Bloglovin and catch up on recent blog posts now :))

6 comments:

  1. Your friend looked beautiful as did you Emily!!! I loved all the photos on instagram!! So pretty!! Love the landscaping that you guys did too!

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  2. Aw such pretty ladies! I love the bright dresses and flowers. Your yard looks freaking awesome BTW! Great job!

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  3. your friend is a gorgeous bride, and i love your dress! i just love that you guys went to target the morning of. hilarious!

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  4. Your friend looked gorgeous and I love your bridesmaid dress, so pretty with the one strap. And your house is soooo cute!!! love it!

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  5. Your landscaping looks gorgeous!!!! I just split up my lilies too! Crazy plants! :) Sounds like you had an amazing time at the wedding! Both you and the bride were gorgeous!!! I love her dress, your dress, your hair, your bouquet! Everything! So fun! :)

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  6. Just found your blog! Looks like you had a fun weekend! I noticed you are in Ohio. My family is all from there and my sister is back in Columbus now. I am in Arizona and I miss all the green!

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